Next week I’m off to my hometown of Huntsville, AL for an event at the US Space and Rocket Center’s Museum. For a kid who grew up with the Space Program and building rockets in the backyard, this event is personally very special. I’m still amazed NASA invited me to open the Museum’s newest exhibit, CSI: The Experience. I can’t wait.
Here is the press release from Space Camp News:
Huntsville native, physician and noted author D.P. Lyle to open new exhibit at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center®
HUNTSVILLE, AL – Award winning author and consultant for many crime-related books and television programs, Dr. D.P. Lyle, will officially open the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s newest exhibit, CSI: The Experience, on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at 9:00 A.M.
Dr. Lyle, a cardiologist in Orange County, California for the past 30 years, has authored four books on forensic science and served as a consultant on such television programs as Westside Medical, Law and Order, Monk, House, CSI: Miami, and others.
In addition to the opening ceremony, Dr. Lyle will also give a presentation about how the real world of crime scene investigators and forensic science is portrayed on television and in the movies. Do they get it right? Dr. Lyle will address that question in Forensic Science: Hollywood Versus the Real World. The discussions are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. in the Davidson Center’s 3-D Theater, and are open to the public with paid admission to the exhibit. He will also discuss his next installment in the Dub Walker novel series set in Huntsville, Hot Lights, Cold Steel. Dr. Lyle will also be available to autograph copies of his various books, several of which will be on-sale in the gift shop.
CSI: The Experience, a challenging and interactive exhibit created in collaboration the popular CBS Television series, will be open to the public from January 29th through May 1, 2011 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Visitors will be exposed to the real world of the crime scene investigator, and will have the chance to solve one of three mysteries represented in the exhibit. You’ll visit the crime scene, collect evidence, and see if you can add up the clues to actually solve the case!
Be among the very first in Huntsville to go behind the yellow tape and experience the drama, the excitement and the science of crime scene investigations. For advanced ticket sales and additional information, visit: www.spacecamp.com/store/tickets.
About the exhibit:
CSI: The Experience was developed by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and Bob Weis Design Island Associates with support from CBS Consumer Products, the cast and crew of the television show, and the National Science Foundation. CSI: The Experience is an immersive, interactive forensic science exhibit created in collaboration with the hit TV series that invites people to use real science to solve hypothetical crimes in an exciting multi-media environment. The exhibit will be on display at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Huntsville Alabama January 29- May 1, 2011. Local sponsors of the exhibit include the City of Huntsville, the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Boeing, and the Best Western Rocket City Inn & Suites, and al.com. Group rates are available. Educator and Family Guides to the exhibit are available at http://forensics.rice.edu/html/educators.html and http://forensics.rice.edu/html/famguide.html, respectively. Each guide is full of engaging activities and information to enhance the visit to the CSI: The Experience exhibit.
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About The U.S. Space & Rocket Center®:
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, located in Huntsville, Alabama, created by an Act of the Alabama State Legislature and operated by the Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission, it’s members appointed by the Governor of Alabama, opened in March, 1970, to showcase Alabama’s and Huntsville’s leadership role in America’s manned space flight program, thus becoming the official Welcome Center for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, also located in Huntsville. The USSRC operates SPACE CAMP® and AVIATION CHALLENGE®, providing world-renowned educational programs designed to foster interest in math, science and technology.
(NOTE: The contact for this release is Al Whitaker, Media Relations Manager, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama. 256-721-7160. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Digital stills and video are available to news media upon request.)
My schedule including a TV show and a couple of radio interviews can be found HERE.
Try to stop by or tune in if you get a chance.